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Comic Strip Festival 2022, Brussels, from 09 to 11 September. Balloon Day

Comic Strip Festival

WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
WHEN: from 09 to 11 September 2022

For a weekend, Brussels comes alive with the most beloved characters in the world of comics: the Comic Strip Festival.
An event that has now become a real must for the city, now in its twelfth edition.
A festival that embraces many generations of fans, and not; young and old.

Three days of shows, live performances, conferences and exhibitions, to get closer to an art that is still little appreciated.
You will have the opportunity to be in close contact with industry experts, designers, journalists and, of course, all fans of the genre.

The creative workshops, on the other hand, are an opportunity to set in motion the imagination of the little ones, called to produce their own personal comic.

All this, against the backdrop of the beautiful Brussels and the suggestive park, one of the locations of the event, with some of the most important art galleries. Museums, monuments and wonderful attractions await you on a holiday in the capital. Guaranteed fun for everyone.

Comic Strip Festival



The location of the festival will be Gare Maritime in Brussels, a large hall that hosts trade fairs and events all year round, in addition to the traditional flea market.
Gare Maritime is located at Rue Picard 11, approximately 3 kilometers northwest of the city center and the Royal Palace.

The place is easily accessible by public transport. Ribaucourt, station of the L2 and L6 metro lines, is just a 5-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can use bus 14 which stops in Picard, in the immediate vicinity. Or lines 20, 86 and tram 51 (Sainctelette stop)


The 13th edition of the Comics Strip Festival will take place in a weekend, from Friday 09 to Sunday 10 September, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Admission to almost all the exhibitions is FREE. However, it is preferable to make a reservation to access some exhibitions.


As per tradition, the billboard will be full of events,starting from the day of the inauguration.
For the duration of the festival, you will be able to attend workshops, activities, permanent exhibitions, sessions to receive autographs.

The conferences are held with journalists and industry experts, on the world of comics, news and future releases.

Ballon Day is, as usual, the most awaited moment of the Festival. It is an extraordinary parade through the streets of the center, among giant colored balloons and comic book characters. The procession parades between lace des Palais -Rue Ducale – Rue de la Loi – Rue des Colonies – Place de l’Albertine – Boulevard de l’Empereur – Rue des Alexiens – Rue des Bogaerds – Boulevard Anspach and will reach the avenues of the city center


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